More attention to women rights needed [Archives:2005/845/Local News]

May 26 2005

ADEN- YT- On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Yemen's National Day and for the sake of having equal female citizens, the Women's Forum for Research and Studies (WFRT) organizes its fifth meeting in cooperation with the Canadian Program for Developing Personal Efforts.

The meeting will be held at the Mercure Hotel on Tuesday May 24 under the slogan “Women's Symbolic Court” with the aim to discuss women issues and issue the verdict and statement of women rights.

Around 40 woman activists from Sana'a, Aden and Taiz, as well as representatives from civil community organizations and media personnel are due to attend the meeting.

The meeting is expected to come out with a statement claiming women rights from the Yemeni legislature and executive.

Mrs. Suad al-Qadasi declared: “We have been accustomed to holding such an annual meeting on the occasion of the World Women Day since 2001, but this year, we want it to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the Yemeni Re-unification, marked after 15 years of development and prosperity.”

She added, “We want the 15th anniversary of Yemen's National Day to be an occasion for women movement, enabling them to claim their liberty and rights form the concerned organizations.”

The work mechanism in this meeting is totally new, and is used for the first time in Yemen.It is planned to recommend the issuance of verdicts and statements on women rights.